UN Climate Summit September 2014

Under the Secretary General’s Office there was a call for nominations of civil society speakers to attend the Climate Summit Conference in New York City. Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a 26 year old teacher from the Marshall Islands, was selected from more than 500 submissions to represent the voice of civil society.

We were called to develop the creative concept for the 10 minutes allotted for civil society during the inaugural  ceremony. Lucky for us - we had the tremendous pleasure of working with Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner on the visual representation of the her poem, ‘Dear Matafele Peinemon’ - a written promise to her daughter about how her and many others in the world are dedicated to fighting climate change.  

Listen to Kathy’s speech below and share the video for #climatechange awareness.